I have a standard HP Pavilion w/Windows 7 Home Premium with the following problem:
Boots to black screen with cursor only right after Welcome screen appears. The CTL/ALT/Del will bring up screen with Task Manager, etc. System will boot to Safe Mode but will not allow me to access Control Panel or any other items on the right side of Start window with the message “Windows cannot access.....You may not have appropriate permission to access this item”.
Have been researching this for two days and have tried Repair Your Computer options offered in Windows 7 and restating from numerous prior restore points with the same result. Before I go through a full system restore I was hoping someone might have a solution. Most of the possible solutions I came across in my research are not possible to try because of no access to Control Panel.
By the way I am a novice in the computer area. I have been able to straighten out minor problems over the years but I have met my match on this one.